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Washer overflows The washer fills with water and keeps filling until it overflows. I turned the dial to spin to spin out the water.

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Washer fills with water and overflows:

The water pressure level switch is a pressure activated switch that is used to determine the correct water level in the tub. This part is normally located behind the control panel and will have a hose or air dome tube that connects it to the tub. On washers that use an electronic control, this switch may be located at the sump area below the tub. As the water fills in the tub it will compress the air in the tube and push against a diaphragm inside the switch. The switch will control the water inlet valve and turn the valve off at the correct water level. If the tube has a leak, not enough pressure may be created to activate the switch and the washer may overfill. If the switch is defective it may also cause the machine to overfill. To determine if the switch is bad, you should first eliminate the air dome hose as a problem. Look for signs of cracks or worn areas on the hose. Remove the hose and submerge in water. Seal one end and blow air into the other end and look for bubbles. Check for an obstruction in the hose as well. If the air dome hose appears to be ok, then the water level switch may be defective.

You can test it with a meter and with a manual test? ( first locate it in the panel, it has a plastic clear tube hose going into it, remove that tube from its connection, now put another small tube or hose into the slot where it was and have the machine set to wash cycle with water in it. Blow into the other end of the tube.
If the machine starts to wash. the pressure switch is more than likely good
( No wash- then THE DIAPHRAGM IS BAD AND SWITCH HAS TO BE REPLACED).

The other item to check would be your water inlet valve. Check it for continuity with a multi meter it should show Ohms or a closed circuit. To test it when water is overflowing unplug the unit and see if it still overflows or continues to fill. If it stops when unplugged. Then it is not a water inlet problem but an electrical signal problem going to ur water inlet valve. Possibly from the panel or board.




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SOURCE: Rinse water fills the washing machine when the spin cycle starts

Check your outlet filter, most likely it is blocked, preventing the water from draining out. Chk your pump too. Before this disconnect from the wall socket; and also check the pipe coming from the tub to the filter. Siphon out the excess water from inside the machine before you open the pipes.

Posted on May 18, 2007

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Just fixed the same problem. Its a broken belt. Take the front panel off and to the right of the tub you will see a pulley and belt. We replaced both the pulley and the belt for around $40. Was real easy to do yourself.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool filling and washing, not draining, rinsing or spinning

Check out your outlet filter, probable it is clogged. Clean this out and refit. Most cases when the drain or spin does not work, it is the filter. This is a suggestion.

Posted on Sep 04, 2007

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SOURCE: My fridgidaire washer fillw with water and agitates but it will not spin or drain.

YOUR LID SWITCH IS BAD,POP THE TOP FIND THE WIRE JACK TO SWITCH CUT BOTH OUTSIDE WIRES,WIRE NUT THEM TOGETHER,MADE SURE YOU UNPLUG MACHINE FIRST,YOUR MACHINE WILL NOW WORK BUT WHEN YOU LIFT THE LID ON FILL OR SPIN IT WILL NOT TURN OFF,SO KEEP YOUR HANDS OUT OF THERE,THE LIP SWITCH CONTROLS FILL AND SPIN,THANKS-MIKE

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Washer keeps draining

Sounds like you may have a siphoning problem. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r587481-prevent_washer_siphoning

Double check your installation and drain hose placement. You need to ensure you have an air gap to break the suction caused by the drain line. In the event that this is not a simple siphoning issue, please let me know if you require additional assistance. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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